A sermon on Romans 8:33-34. The chosen (the elect) are unworthy and yet uncondemnable. Jesus, our judge, is also our Savior. Jesus' blood is applied to our sins. Jesus, Himself, prays for us. John 17:1-19 Romans 8:26-27 Topic: The Precious Prayers Jesus Prays for Us
A sermon on Romans 8:31-32. The truths in Romans 8 should have the affect that they cause us to grow in confidence and eradicate anxiety. Jeremiah 29:10-14 & 32:36-41 Isaiah 41:8-10 Topics: If God Is for Us, Who Can Be Against Us?, CCBC Sermons, Jeff Evans
The second of two sermons on Romans 8:29-30. A closer look at Justification, Sanctification and Glorification. Ephesians 1:3-10 2 Timothy 1:8-12 Topics: The Order of Salvation (#2): Justification, Snactification, Glorification, Jeff Evans, CCBC Sermons
A first of two sermons on Romans 8:29-30. This passage gives us a look into God's work in the lives of those who come to faith in Christ. In this sermon Pastor Evans looks at the first three verbs Foreknew, Predestined and Called. 1 Peter 1:1-2 Ephesians 1:3-10 Topics: The Order of Salvation #1 - Foreknowledge, Predestination & Call, Jeff Evans, CCBC Sermons
A sermon on Romans 8:29-29. What is the definition of the word "good" in the favorite memory verse, "God works all things together for good..." What is predestination and how does that fit in with it? Jeremiah 29:10-14 Hebrews 12:7-13 Topics: Predestination and the Ultimate Good God Works for in All Things, Jeff Evans, CCBC Sermons
A sermon on Romans 8:26-27. This text shows more of the blessings of being possessed by the Holy Spirit. The Spirit compensates for our weakness. God must often allow things to come crashing into our lives that force us to partake of His power. Hebrews 7:23-25 2 Corinthians 1:8-11 Psalm 5:1-3 Topic: How Do We Pray When We Don't Know What to Pray For? / Jeff Evans / CCBC Sermons
A Christmas Sermon on the surprising facts of the incarnation that we often take for granted since we have heard the story so many times. Luke 2:1-20 Isaiah 7:10-14 Hebrews 4:14-16 Topics: Christmas, Incarnation, Weakness, Jeff Evans, CCBC Sermons
A sermon on Romans 8:18-25. Our present sufferings are nothing when compared to our future glory. The sons of God and the salvation of all creation. The three inter-connected truths that enable us to bear up under suffering: 1) The firstfruits of the Spirit. 2) The redemption of our bodies. 3) Our need to ground our hope in what we do not yet have. 2 Peter 3:10-13 Revelation 21:1-7 Topics: The Children of God and the Salvation of All Creation, Jeff Evans, CCBC Sermons
A sermon on Romans 8:17. Suffering is a necessary part of Christian maturity. We need to suffer like Jesus suffered to become like Him. Hebrews 2:10-18 1 Peter 4:12-19 Topics: The Indispensable Need for Struggle And Suffering in the Life of a Believer, Jeff Evans, CCBC...
A sermon on Romans 8:12-17. There is an obligation laid upon us by grace. We have been made able to respond (response-able). Sin will deaden your spirit. But we have the grace of adoption. We are co-heirs with Christ. Galatians 4:6-7 Galatians 5:13-26 Topics: The Obligation, Privilege and Evidences of Being Possessed by God's Spirit, Jeff Evans, CCBC Sermons
A sermon on Romans 8:9-11. If the Holy Spirit has come to take up residence in your mortal body THEN you are a child of God, you are born again. If He has not then you are not. The Holy Spirit is one with Jesus and the Father so having one means having the whole Trinity. Sin makes us dead. God's righteousness makes us alive. John 3:1-8 Acts 2:1-21, 38-41 Topics: If the Holy Spirit of God Lives in You, Jeff Evans, CCBC Sermons
A sermon on Romans 8:5-8. We are either living according to the sinful nature or we are living according to the Spirit. There is no other option. The MIND of sinful man is death, but the MIND controlled by the Spirit is life and peace. If the will were completely free, the words "cannot" and "not can it do so" would not appear in this text. Jeremiah 13:20-23 Matthew 7:13-20 Topics: The Dangers of Thinking the Will Is Free, CCBC Sermons, Jeff Evans
A sermon on Romans 8:1-4. Since believers are joined to Jesus in His death and His resurrection they are no longer condemned. They are no longer under God's wrath. John 3:16-21 John 5:24-30 Topics: No Condemnation for Those Who Are in Christ Jesus, CCBC Sermons, Jeff Evans
A sermon on Romans 7:14-25. There are two truths Paul shares in these verses. First we need to differentiate between us (the things we stir up in ourselves by seeking and dwelling upon them) and the things spawned by the sin that dwells in us. Second we need to admit and confess our powerlessness and inability and we need to look to God to do for us what we could never do for ourselves. John 8:31-34 Galatians 5:16-26 Topics: Grace & Inability: God's Power to Change Your Life. CCBC Sermons, Jeff Evans
A sermon on Romans 7:7-12. Is the law bad or sinful? Paul says "Certainly not!" Paul's personal run-in with the law and what it taught him about sin. We all have one particular sin that takes us down. The difference between the law being or becoming sin, and the law producing sin. Psalm 119:65-72 1 Timothy 1:8-11 Topics: When That Which is Good Produces That Which Is Bad and Why, Jeff Evans, CCBC Sermon
A sermon on Romans 7:1-6. Nothing should compete for the place of supremacy Jesus should hold not even the Law of God. These verses look at the difference between having law as our master and "authority" or having Jesus and thus grace as our master and authority. We are released from the law to serve in the new way of the Spirit. Galatians 4:8-11; 5:16-26 Topics: Under Law or Under Grace and the Difference It Makes, CCBC Sermons, Jeff Evans
A sermon on Romans 6:23. There are two alternatives laid before every person on earth. You can pay sin it's wages - which is death, or you can receive God's free and undeserved gift of eternal life. Acts 13:42-48 Titus 3:3-8 Topics: Life's Greatest Decision - Pay the Price or Receive the Gift, Jeff Evans, CCBC Sermons
This Missions Conference sermon was recorded and broadcast on Indian television. It tells of the futility of our own efforts to remedy our problem with sin and the solution the Gospel gives us. Jesus' life of perfect obedience, Jesus' death for sin and what Jesus' resurrection tells us. 1 Corinthians 1:26-31 Romans 9:30-33 Habakkuk 2:4 Topics: We've a Message to Give to the Nations, CCBC Sermons, Jeff Evans
A sermon on Romans 6:19-22. Our society and the Bible have two different views of the will. There is a difference between will and freedom. There is a difference between the ability to make decisions and choices and the inability to choose things contrary to our nature. The Bible teaches that even though we have a will, it is bound to sin and therefore not free. Freedom in the truest sense of the word is the ability to do the good we were created to do, but could not do when sin was... Topics: Freed from Slavery Unto Slavery, CCBC Sermons, Jeff Evans
A sermon on Romans 6:15-18. The abuse of grace is a common concern. Too many exchange grace for license (Jude 1:4). This passages discusses the human problem of being prone to slavery to sin and the power of grace to resist it. John 8:31-36 2 Peter 2:17-22 Topic: The Grave Danger of Using Grace to Excuse Continuing in Sin. CCBC Sermons. Jeff Evans
Pastor Jeff Evans share with the congregation the 2016-17 ministry year vision for the church, Intentional Cross-Generational Engagement. Psalm 133:1-3 I Peter 5:1-7 I John 2:12-14 Topics: Intentional Cross-Generational Engagement, Pastor Jeff Evans, CCBC Sermons
A sermon on Romans 6:1-7. It is easy to misunderstand grace. But we died to sin so we cannot use grace as an excuse to sin. 1 Peter 2:22-25 Colossians 3:1-11 Topics: The Dangers of Misunderstanding & Abusing the Grace of God, Jeff Evans, CCBC Sermons
A sermon on Romans 5:20-21. The Law was never meant to be God's remedy for sin. Grace is God's remedy for the sin problem. Galatians 3:19-25 Romans 7:7-12 Topics: When the Sinner's Heart Hears the Demands of God's Law, CCBC Sermons, Jeff Evans
A sermon on Romans 5:12-19. When Adam sinned everyone sinned. In Christ we switch representative heads from Adam being our head to Jesus being our head. Genesis 3:1-7 1 Corinthians 15:21-28 Topics: Condemnation and Death in Adam, Justification and Life in Christ, Jeff Evans, CCBC Sermons
A sermon on Romans 5:6-11. The love of God contrasted with even the most exalted expressions of human love. God loved us at our worst and how that changes everything. 1 Corinthians 6:7-11 John 15:9-17 Topics: Totally Sinful Yet Totally Loved, Jeff Evans, CCBC Sermons
A sermon on Baptism using the text of Romans 6:1-4 as well as Acts 2:29-41, Acts 10:34-38 and Acts 19:1-7. This sermon answers these 4 questions: Who is to be baptized? How long should I wait before I'm baptized? What is required of those who desire to be baptized? What does baptism in water do and signify? Topics: Baptism, Jeff Evans, CCBC Sermon
A sermon on Romans 5:1-5. There are four ways justification changes how we see things. Once an enemy we are now a friend. We now stand in a state of grace. We rejoice in the hope of sharing Jesus' glory. It changes the way we view suffering and trials. James 1:2-4 Hebrews 12:1-13 Topics: Seeing All of Life Differently Because We've Been Justified by Faith, Jeff Evans, CCBC Sermons
A sermon on Romans 4:18-25. What is faith? How does one exercise it to the salvation of one's soul? Genesis 17:15-22 Galatians 3:1-9 Topics: e Essence of Faith and the Struggle to Believe, CCBC Sermons, Jeff Evans
A sermon on Romans 4:9-17. The gift of happiness and who it is for. How we make acts that evidence salvation into acts that earn salvation. The "promise is by faith, so that it may be by grace." Galatians 3:1-9 Galatians 5:1-6 Topics: The Key to Receiving and Maintaining Happiness, Jeff Evans, CCBC Sermons
A sermon by Steve Reall. The Spirit worked in the Old Testament. He worked in the Early Church and he works now. Abba (God our Father, our Daddy) wants us to seek Him and trust in His power. Judges 6:11-17; 7:16-22 Galatians 3:2-5 1 Corinthians 12:7-11, 28 Acts 2:16-21 Topics: Trumpets, Torches, Jars of Clay - "Abba's Way", Steve Reall, CCBC Sermon
A sermon on Romans 4:6-8. What is justification? What are the three blessings we experience in justification? Transgressions are forgiven. Sins are covered. The Lord will never count the sin against. Psalm 32:1-5 Psalm 130:1-8 Topics: Blessed Is the One Whose Sin Are Forgiven and Covered, Romans 4:6-8, CCBC Sermons, Jeff Evans
A sermon on Romans 4:1-5. The inability to earn salvation is not a new teaching. Paul shows us that it has been true all along even back to Abraham in Genesis. Genesis 15:1-6 Hebrews 6:13-20 Topics: Living on Borrowed Credit - the Way It's Always Been!, Jeff Evans, CCBC Sermons
A sermon on Romans 3:27-31. Since we cannot do anything to earn our salvation there is nothing to boast in except in Christ. There are 4 effects of the Gospel's grounding in grace: humility and gratitude, emotional stability, deliverance from prejudice and a proper understanding of the law and its purposes. 1 Timothy 1:6-11 1 Corinthians 1:26-31 Topics: The Gospel: Pride-Killing, Life-Stabilizing, Prejudice-Removing & Law Upholding!, Jeff Evans,...
A sermon on Romans 3:27-31. Since we do nothing to earn our salvation we have no grounds for boasting in anything except Christ. Since the Gospel is grounded in grace we benefit from the following: humility and gratitude, emotional stability, deliverance from prejudice and a proper understanding of the role of the law. 1 Timothy 1:6-11 1 Corinthians 1:26-31 Topics: The Gospel: Pride-Killing, Life-Stabilizing, Prejudice-Removing & Law Upholding, Jeff Evans,...
A sermon on Romans 3:25-26. The cross is the demonstration of both God's justice and His mercy. 2 Corinthians 5:14-21 1 Peter 2:22-25 Topics: Jesus In My Place - When Justice Equals Mercy, Jeff Evans, CCBC Sermon
A sermon on Romans 3:21-24. The remedy for a self-righteous spirit. We are saved by Christ who is the object of our faith; we are not saved by 'faith' apart from Christ. Titus 3:3-8 Romans 1:!6-17 Topics: The Death of Self-Righteousness & the Gift of Life, in the Death of Jesus, Jeff Evans, CCBC...
A sermon on Romans 3:19-20. The purpose of the law is to show us that we are sinners. Galatians 2:15-21, 3:19-25 Note: During the original sermon a video clip was shown. This clip is not included in this audio. The video was an edited version of "The Good Test" by Eternal Productions. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-qFPgLLpGYA Topics: The Glorious Gospel Purpose of God's Law!, Jeff Evans, CCBC Sermons
A sermon on Romans 3:9-19. Even though it is not popular it is helpful and a blessing to know that we are all sinners. This way we can respond to it. Psalm 14:1-3 Ecclesiastes 7:20 Topics: Leveling the Playing Field: The Advantage of Knowing We Are All Sinners, Jeff Evans, CCBC Sermons
A sermon on Romans 2:25-3:4. In this text Paul deals with people's tendency to overreact. Is there an advantage to Paul's readers being Jewish? Does our unfaithfulness call into question the power and purpose of God's Word and His faithfulness? How can God condemn sinners if their sin (by contrast) helps people see His holiness all the more clearly? Should we do evil if good is the result? Psalm 51:1-12 Galatians 2:17-21 Topics: Spiritual Advantages, Not Saving Ordinances, Jeff Evans, CCBC Sermons
A sermon on Romans 2:17-29. Though this is a passage to those who calls themselves Jews it is just as applicable to those who call themselves Christians. Professing Christ without living in His ways causes God's name to be blasphemed and living for the wrong things. Deuteronomy 10:12-22 Ezekiel 36:16-32 Topics: Talking the Talk or Walking the Walk and the Experience that Makes the Difference, Jeff Evans, CCBC...
A sermon on Romans 2:12-16. There are those who have never heard of Jesus, if He is the only way to salvation on what basis will these people be judged. Can God still be just? 1 Corinthians 4:1-5 1 Timothy 4:1-8 Topics: But What About Those Who Have Never Heard, CCBC Sermons, Jeff Evans
A sermon on Romans 2:5-11. Is our salvation by works? This passage must be understood in context to answer this question correctly. Ecclesiastes 12:9-14 II Corinthians 5:1-10 Topics: Is Salvation By Works?, Jeff Evans, CCBC Sermons
A Palm Sunday Sermon on Mark 10:46-52. Jesus is a Savior who is never too busy to minister to us in our need. Luke 18:31-24 Mark 11:1-11 Topics: "Pausing for a 'Nobody' on the Way to History's Most Momentous Event", Jeff Evans, CCBC...
A sermon on Romans 2:1-4. We are all sinners, even the self-righteous. We are never accepted simply by sinning less. God's judgement is perfect but ours is imperfect. The key to repentance is God's kindness which we all need to seek and to show. Matthew 7:1-5 Luke 7:36-50 Luke 18:9-14 Topics: Our Judgement, God's Judgement, and the Mercy that Leads to Repentance
A sermon on Romans 1:28-32. A clarification on the difference between wrath and grace. Eight signs that a person, group or nation has been given over in wrath to depraved thinking and living. Three things this passage teaches in regard to human sin and depravity and its remedy. Galatians 5:16-21 Colossians 3:1-11 Topic: Idolatry and the Wrath of Being Given Over to Depraved Thinking and Depraved Living